Leeds Have Plans to try and Charge HGV Drivers £50 a Day if they Pollute the Air

A new plan has come into place to try and reduce air pollution in the city. The clean air zone is going to be the first of a nationwide plan. This is going to use a scheme that is very similar to London's and there is going to be a new emissions system as well. Drivers are going to be observed by a series of cameras and they are doing this from as early as 2020. This could have a huge impact on HGVs and even public transport. This is going to face the highest cost when compared and this is especially the case if the roads run through Leeds. Those who work in driving jobs will understand this more than anyone.

The local council have expected the plans to become very significant and they are also going to lead to a large reduction in nitrogen dioxide as well. This is in the city's air and a lot of firms have expressed a lot of concerns over the new plans. They have even said that it is going to have a negative impact on the environment and that a lot of drivers are going to carry on switching from HGVS to vans. This ultimately means that they won't have to face the charges when they are on the roads in Leeds. The 2016 government have stated the load officials in 5 cities that have the most N02 emissions are going to try and reduce this and they are also trying to increase the quality of the air if possible as well but this is only going to be the case if other people are willing to put the work in as well. Of course, with so much happening, only time will tell if this is the case or not.

 

The Brexit Transition Could Be a Matter of Months

There has been a lot of concern in the haulage industry and this all relates to Brexit and where it is going. The government plans are going to talk about the impact of movement and this is the case on an international scale. The meetings that are continually being held between the UK and even the EU recently have been unable to resolve a lot of the concerns regarding the hard border in Northern Ireland and this is especially the case when you consider the fact that an agreement may not be able to come into place. Of course, this is concerning for all of the parties involved and the UK is going to get ready for their departure in the year 2019. The transition period is going to take place in the next year or so and there are some concerns in regards to the Northern Ireland border as well. The PM has stated that this transition period is going to be extended over a few months and that this is going to help those who need it to try and get all of the support they need along the way. Mrs May has stated that another idea has come to light and that they want to try and create an option which will extend the implementation period for a couple of months. The point is that they are not expecting to use this because everyone is working hard to try and make sure that they have a good relationship in place by next year. This could affect those who work in driving jobs as well, so if this sounds like you then you really do need to take this into consideration so that you don’t face any nasty surprises later on.

The British Library is Going Vegan for a Day

The British Library is trying to embrace veganism. They are working hard to try and offer staff and all of their visitors vegan food and even drinks as well. They are doing this at the Kings Library Café and this is going to happen on Thursday. This is the oldest library in the world and they are going to try and support the Vegan Society Plate.

TRG Concessions have Announced the Hawker Bar Opening at London Airport

TRG are a leading operator when it comes to food and beverage brands. They function in a ton of travel locations across the UK and they have also opened up a brand-new concept known as Hawker Bar.

1000 Companies that will Inspire Britain

The country of Britain is a wonderful place to say the least but it is all down to the workforce that it has and the people who are willing to work night and day to try and make sure that it thrives. That is why the company, who are known as 1000 Companies are going to do everything they can to make sure that it stays this way by producing and selling some of the finest road safety devices around. They were even able to bring about the very first reversing alarm to help drivers to park and position their car to the highest possible level. Those who are undergoing ADR training

EU Changes are Going to Happen with the CPC Programme

The Freight Transport Association has been calling on the DVSA to try and review the delivery of the CPC training programme. This is going to be done as part of the EU mandated changes and it is also going to cover the legislation regarding the qualification which saw changes in May 2018. The changes are going to be made to domestic law in the next couple of years.

The Pallets MD Wants to Send out a Stronger Message Regarding Recycling

The managing director of a company called Go Plastic Pallets has stated that businesses and even consumers are being sent very confusing messages regarding recycling. Jim Hardisty has stated that the media reports on plastic and the pollution that it creates are very conflicting and this is creating a lot of confusion for businesses and even consumers as well.

Kaleidoscope Collection have Purchased the Homewood Park

Ian and Christa Taylor have expanded their hotel group even further. They have acquired the 21-bedroom home and this offers them an exciting country house and this is designed to complement their existing properties that are in the centre.

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